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November 4, 2014
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ROI From Improved Emergency Power Protection

Leveraging best practices in maintenance with state-of-the-art monitoring technologies and remote services will keep your UPS systems in compliance, reliable and available. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor Because uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units and their batteries must function properly during unplanned outages, a compromised emergency power system can mean serious trouble. At this critical time, […]

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November 4, 2014
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The Reliability-Driven Maintenance Organization

Getting there requires taking a close look at weaknesses and taking measurable steps to correct them. Here, a respected industry expert shares tips on how to become a high-performing operation. By Christer Idhammar Any plant maintenance department wants to be known as a cost-effective organization. For our purposes, “cost effective” means maintenance without waste: where […]

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September 28, 2014
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Detection Of Cooling-Water Intrusion Into Standby-Power Diesel Engines

This case study discusses pitfalls associated with the condition-monitoring of oil in a generator’s lubrication system. By Randall Noon, P.E. Diesel-engine generators, the stalwart mainstays of standby-power systems, offer several advantages: They efficiently provide electrical power, when needed, with the push of a button or automatically, perhaps, when under-voltage conditions in the grid trip their […]

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September 8, 2014
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Building A Corporate Reliability Program

Here’s how ‘two guys with a passion for reliability’ developed a successful program from scratch for a multi-national company. The details hold value for others. By Joe Park, CMRP, Global Reliability Leader, Novelis, Inc. Novelis is the largest aluminum rolling company in the world and the largest recycler of aluminum globally. Its operations on four […]

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September 1, 2014
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Viewpoint: Reliability Advancements Over a Generation

By Jim Cahill, Emerson Process Management Rotating equipment has always been a source of unplanned downtime within operations. I know that from experience. I began my professional career in the 1980s working as a systems engineer on offshore oil & gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. The rotating equipment we dealt with included turbine […]

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August 28, 2014
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Are You A Psychologist, A Condition-Monitoring Analyst, Or Both?

The roles and responsibilities of today’s equipment-health-focused professionals go beyond collecting and analyzing data. MT asked a condition-monitoring expert to tell us what the job descriptions don’t.  By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor Many colleges and universities require their students to take a basic psychology course. Most students wonder why. But according to Trent Phillips of […]

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August 21, 2014
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TPI Smart Trend Meter 9080 Analyzes/Reports on All Vibration Parameters with Push of a Button

The Smart Trend Meter 9080 from Test Products International (TPI) automatically performs vibration-analysis functions based on machine running speed and displays results at the push of a button. The product comes with standard VibTrend software that stores, analyzes and reports on all vibration parameters for up to 10 assets (with up to 10 readings per […]

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August 1, 2014
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Down With The ‘Peanut-Butter’ Manifesto

  Developing a reliability-focused culture helped a textile manufacturer’s maintenance organization spread improvement throughout the company. By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor The rich history of a large textile manufactuer tells a story of ingenuity, openess to change and savvy decision-making over time. The company’s guiding philosophy has always been to exceed customer needs. Maintaining old-fashioned […]

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